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Police Officer John J. McGovern | Newark Police Department, New Jersey Newark Police Department, New Jersey

Police Officer

John J. McGovern

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Sunday, October 13, 1912

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 2 years, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Officer McGovern was shot and killed while questioning three suspicious men across from the Webster Street School on Crane Street. As he spoke with two of the men the third man stepped behind him and shot him in the back four times.

Officer McGovern had been with the agency for 2.5 years and was survived by his wife and two children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 98th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
October 13, 2010

 

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